Bennett named SVP, programming and research, at ID, Military and Planet Green

Kevin Bennett has been named senior vice president of programming and research for Investigation Discovery, Military Channel and Planet Green, announced Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of all three channels.

Bennett will lead a newly-centralized programming, scheduling and research division that will work across all three plans, as well as spearhead ID’s development.

He comes to the channels from Discovery Channel, where he was SVP of programming. During his 15 years at Discovery, Bennett developed and launched three networks: Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Times Channel and ID.

Bennett graduated from West Virginia University where he received a master of arts in communication theory and research and a bachelor of arts in communication studies.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.